Frank Renton

Born in 1939, Frank was brought up in Yorkshire, and quickly made it obvious that music was to be at the centre of his life. He began to study the piano at age seven, and had his first trumpet lesson on his tenth birthday.

He made his London debut at the Wigmore Hall playing the Haydn Concerto at age twelve, and became a member of the famous Black Dyke Mills Band at age fourteen. He also played with local orchestras, and at age sixteen became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Work followed with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Radio Orchestra, plus several broadcasts and recordings of original music with the famed Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Frank began to broadcast regularly on BBC Radio, writing and presenting his own musical programmes, and eventually resigned his academic post to concentrate entirely on conducting and broadcasting in 1992. For the last eight years Frank Renton has continued to work all over the world. America, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Italy have all played host to his talent, and his ever-growing repertoire.

Despite being in great demand as an adjudicator, Frank found time to conduct the band whilst under the name Travelsphere Holidays. He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and in 1989 became a Freeman of The City of London.